Michigan’s weekend will be chilly; Here’s look at Easter Sunday
Surface weather forecast from 8 p.m. Friday to 8 p.m. Sunday. The cold air and northwest wind will unfortunately keep us occasionally gloomy Saturday. Easter Sunday morning low temperature forecast. High temperature forecast for Easter Sunday. The weekend weather- not spring-like but not super wet.mlive.com
Arctic air advisory in Michigan: Tips for keeping cars in shape for travel
DETROIT – Temperatures are expected to hover in the teens and single digits throughout this week in Michigan, with wind chills dipping into the negatives. AAA is issuing its own statewide Arctic air advisory and offering the following tips for drivers to help keep their vehicles ready for travel in the cold temps:Battery – Have charging system tested to ensure it’s fully charged and in good condition. Engine Coolant – Use one that provides anti-freeze protection down to the lowest temperatures you are likely to encounter; -30oF/-34oC is a good guideline. If you don’t have access to a garage, put a tarp over the hood or park in a wind-protected area. Here’s what you should do to prepare for a dead battery:Always travel with a cell phone and car charger.
Annaleigh Ashford And Thomas Middleditch On ‘B Positive’: ‘If We Can Bring People Together In Any Way, Very Happy To Be A Part Of That’
In the year 2020 there’s plenty to concern us, but now CBS brings us a new show with a simple message, B Positive. CBS‘ Matt Weiss spoke to Middleditch and Ashford about the new show and the process of filming in 2020, elbow bumps and all. Thomas you have a history with improv and Annaleigh, you have a history of being on live stage performing. You come back week after week to come back to characters that you know and love. Tune in for B Positive, Thursday nights at 8:30 PM ET/PT, only on CBS and streaming on CBS All Access.detroit.cbslocal.com
U-M botanical garden’s greenhouse plant sale happening now in Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR – Air plants, succulents, cacti, oh my! The University of Michigan’s Matthaei-Nichols 2020 Greenhouse Sale has kicked off with a large selection of houseplant varieties. Once purchases are made, you can select a time to stop by the Matthaei Visitor Center for a contactless pick up. See the full online sale here. For more information about the gardens and upcoming events, visit www.mbgna.umich.edu.
Macomb County makes pitch for new US Space Command HQ
Leaders in Macomb County are making a sales pitch to bring a new U.S. Space Command headquarters to southeastern Michigan. “If you look at work force, we have an incredibly talented workforce across southeast Michigan that can contribute. If you come to a place like Michigan, it is wide open. It’s a fresh pool of talent and incredibly deep and experienced pool of talent.”Major General Rogers also said southeastern Michigan’s strong industrial base and top-notch academic institutions could be appealing factors in the final decision. More: Macomb County news
Winter won’t wait with large area of cold air just north of Michigan
To get winter here in Michigan, winter has to develop in southern Canada. It appears there won’t be any lack of cold air in southern Canada. Temperature forecast through October 22 shows cold air is sizable. I just can’t see a large pool of cold air being that close and not moving south before December. If the cold air comes down into Michigan now, it will be cold but not as cold as if it waits a few weeks.mlive.com
Inside Lucid Motors' plan to take on Tesla
Lucid Motors is a California-based electric vehicle start-up, and in September it revealed the Air, its vision for an electric, luxury sedan. The company promises some impressive specs, such as an estimated 517 miles of range. But starting up an electric vehicle company is notoriously difficult, and it faces steep competition from Tesla and other automakers entering the EV market. CNBC spoke to Lucid CEO and CTO Peter Rawlinson, who was the former chief engineer on the Tesla Model S, as well as to Lucid's VP of hardware engineering, Eric Bach, to learn about how the company plans to take on Tesla and other competition. Watch the video to learn more.cnbc.com
How do ventilation systems help or hurt us when it comes to COVID-19?
DETROIT – As children return to indoor classrooms and colder weather increases indoor activities for everyone, research into the way ventilation systems can help or hurt us when it comes to coronavirus (COVID-19) is important. They concluded that many modern office buildings may increase the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Many indoor heating and cooling systems have been designed to maximize energy efficiency, leading to a decreased exchange with fresh outdoor air. The very design of many ventilation systems can also contribute to contaminated aerosols staying in a room. If you’re in an office and have access to a window, open it, or at least crack it to allow fresh air in.
First snowflakes possible in northern Michigan later this week
Data shows it’s going to be cold enough for a few areas to see the first wet snowflakes of the season. Lake Superior and Lake Michigan waters are still in the 50s and 60s and warm the cold air coming from Canada. Even with all the warm water, inland spots could get cold enough to have wet snow briefly. The areas that could see a few snowflakes are the higher elevations near Marquette and the high areas near Wolverine, Gaylord and Mancelona. We unloaded the moving truck, tracking in four inches of new, wet snow.mlive.com
Lawyer: Families of MH17 victims want reparation for damages
Judges and lawyers representing relatives of the 298 people killed are expected to discuss the issue of compensation. (Piroschka van de Wouw/Pool photo via AP)SCHIPHOL A lawyer for relatives of victims killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine in 2014 told trial judges Monday that the families want damages as a recognition of the injustice they suffered and told judges that Russian disinformation compounds their grief. Some families watched Schijns speak from a public gallery in the court on the edge of the airport from where the doomed flight took off. Prosecutors allege that the missile that downed flight MH17 was trucked into Ukraine from a Russian military base. In addition to the grief they face because of the loss of their dearest, they are additionally injured by Russias attitude, she told judges.
How fans can spread COVID-19 in closed spaces
DETROIT While a great deal of attention is being paid to wiping down and cleaning common touch points to prevent the spread of COVID-19, an expert in air quality control believes not nearly enough attention is being paid to how were cleaning our air. Aug. 26, 2020: Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 99,200; Death toll now at 6,424Dr. Serene Almomen is an air quality expert and CEO of Senseware in Washington D.C -- a company that designs air quality monitors. She said its not unreasonable to ask establishments how theyre cleaning their air. I always look up and see if there is a ventilation system, because ventilation systems are the most effective systems to remove the virus, Almomen said. She said a closed space with an open window is safer than one with a fan.
First Ozone Action Day of the season
The National Weather Service has issued an Air Quality Alert for today, so this means it's our first Ozone Action Day of the season. The ozone layer, which is about ten miles up in the stratosphere, is GOOD ozone, because it filters some of the sun's ultraviolet radiation. However, there is also low-level ozone, which is caused when emissions created by cars, coal power plants, etc. So, what can we do to help curb that low-level ozone? If you have respiratory problems, or your health is significantly compromised by other health issues, do not overexert yourself on Ozone Action Days.
Air quality moderate for much of Michigan today: What this means
DETROIT Its a hot holiday weekend in Michigan, but air quality for much of the state is at a moderate level of concern. The U.S. AQI (Air Quality Index) is how the EPA reports air quality. The higher the AQI value, the greater the level of air pollution and the greater the health concern. For example, an AQI value of 50 or below represents good air quality, while an AQI value over 300 represents hazardous air quality. Air quality is acceptable.
Nearly Half Of U.S. Breathing Unhealthy Air; Record-breaking Air Pollution In Nine Western Cities
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Clean Air Act, which is responsible for dramatic improvements in air quality. The 21st annual State of the Air report finds that climate change continues to make air pollution worse, with many western communities again experiencing record-breaking spikes in particle pollution due to wildfires. The 2020 State of the Air report analyzed data from 2016, 2017 and 2018, the three years with the most recent quality-assured air pollution data. This years report shows that climate change continues to degrade air quality and increase the risk of air pollution harming health. Every family has the right to breathe healthy air and the right to know when air pollution levels are unhealthy.detroit.cbslocal.com
One Detroit: The Temple of Lung and Air
One Detroit had the opportunity to follow hip-hop spoken word and slam poet Kane Smego this week, as he prepared for the opening of a new one man show at the Detroit Public Theatre called The Temple of Lung and Air.The show is about his experiences growing up as a white kid in the south, with a black stepfather and a love affair with rap and hip hop. Ultimately The Temple of Lung and Air provides Kane with a vehicle to express how his upbringing has shaped how he questions his connection with race and culture.detroitpbs.org
San Francisco begins water-bottle ban
Starting Tuesday, those wishing to hydrate at San Francisco International Airport will have to drink from a water fountain, bring their own reusable bottle or prepare to buy an airport-approved glass or aluminum water bottle. The airport is adding plastic water bottles to its list of restricted food service items as part of an effort to become the world's first zero-waste airport by 2021. What the ban includesPurified water, carbonated or sparkling water, mineral water and electrolyte-enhanced water are all officially banned. Travelers also have the option of bringing empty disposable plastic water bottles to fill up at any of the airport's approximately 100 free water fountains and hydration stations. Consider, too, that scientists estimate a single plastic bottle takes anywhere from 450 to 1,000 years to biodegrade.
5/13: Long airport lines lead to short tempers; The Braiding Bunch: Dads on the front lines of style
Air travelers from coast to coast are enduring nightmarish conditions at several of the nation's airports; Phil Morgese has always been good with his hands on "guy stuff." But when it came to styling his daughter's hair, he struggled to keep up.cbsnews.com
Vincent Laforet captures breathtaking aerials in "Air"
Pulitzer-prize winning photographer Vincent Laforet is no stranger to heights. He spent the last year capturing high-altitude aerial photos of cities around the world while harnessed in a helicopter. Laforet joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss his new book, "Air."cbsnews.com
For much of U.S., coldest air of the season is on its way
For much of U.S., coldest air of the season is on its way The jet stream pattern known as the Siberian Express is on its way across the Midwest and Northeast. The worst comes Wednesday and Thursday. Lauren Casey, meteorologist at CBS Minnesota, previews the big temperature drop heading to much of the country.cbsnews.com